Below is a memo written by me. I was hoping that this memo is coherent and easy to read, and ideally free from grammar and punctuation error. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks

MEMO

Date: September 10, 2009

To: Students

From: Eugene Lee

Subject: Enhancing assignment with quality Internet resources

Thinking about integrating Internet resources into an assignment and not sure where to begin, this memo is for you. The three primary concerns: identifying quality Internet resources, proper citation and learning from mistakes. At the end of this, you should be able to construct an assignment using quality Internet resources and provide proper citation.

Judging the quality of Internet resources

In order to judge Internet resources for your assignments, you should consider:

· Is the source a primary or secondary source? Facts from a primary or firsthand source are often more trustworthy than second-hand information

· Is the source an expert on the subject? An expert is someone who is respected in the field and considered an authority.

· Is the information current? Generally, you want the very latest information.

· Is the source biased? A biased source is one that favours one side or opinion over the others. Because of this, a biased source is not always a reliable source of information.

Providing proper APA citation for Internet references

Students using and citing sources on the Internet should observe the following two guidelines:

· Include document title, author(s) and date of publication or retrieval

· Provide Internet addresses(i.e. hyperlinks) that work

Example of a Professional Web site:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2008). Biofuels. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html

Applying classroom lessons on Wikipedia

Now that you have learned how to construct an assignment using quality Internet resources and provide proper citation, it is time to share it online. Every lesson, each team would work on an assignment in class and post it on Wikipedia. With the assignments in the depository, each team would pick a completed assignment and correct it – students could learn from their mistakes and try avoiding it in future.
Hi,

MEMO

Date: September 10, 2009

To: Students

From: Eugene Lee I assume they know who you are

Subject: Enhancing assignments with quality Internet resources



Thinking about integrating Internet resources into an assignment and not sure where to begin? This memo is for you. The three primary concerns: identifying quality Internet resources, proper citation and learning from mistakes. After you read this, you should be able to construct an assignment using quality Internet resources and provide proper citation. You should also be able to transform your mistakes into a learning process. This last part seems to repeat the basic ipoints. Do you need to?

Judging the quality of Internet resources

In order to judge Internet resources for your assignments, you should consider:

· Is the source a primary or secondary source? Facts from a primary or firsthand source are often more trustworthy than second-hand information

· Is the source an expert on the subject? An expert is someone who is respected in the field and considered an authority.

· Is the information current? Generally, you want the very latest information.

· Is the source biased? A biased source is one that favours one side or opinion over the others. Because of this, a biased source is not always a reliable source of information.



Providing proper APA citation for Internet references

Students using and citing sources on the Internet should observe the following two guidelines:

· Include document title, author(s) and date of publication or retrieval What does 'retrieval' mean?

· Provide Internet addresses(i.e. hyperlinks) that work

Example of a Professional Web site:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. (2008). Biofuels. Retrieved May 6, 2008, from http://www.nrel.gov/learning/re_biofuels.html

Applying classroom lessons on Wikipedia

Now that you have learned how to construct an assignment using quality Internet resources and to provide proper citation, it is time to share it online. Every lesson, each team would will? must? work on an assignment in class and post it on Wikipedia. With the assignments in the depository, each team would will? must? pick a completed assignment and correct it .

In this way, students can learn from their mistakes as well as the mistakes of others, and try to avoid them in future.

I assume they already have details of the depository.

Best wishes, Clive
Clive, thanks for the reply.

This last part seems to repeat the basic ipoints. Do you need to?

I was trying to provide the What, Why, and How in the opening - what the memo is abt, why is it important, and how the memo will proceed.

What: Thinking about integrating Internet resources into an assignment and not sure where to begin? This memo is for you.

How: The three primary concerns: identifying quality Internet resources, proper citation and learning from mistakes.

Why: After you read this, you should be able to construct an assignment using quality Internet resources and provide proper citation. You should also be able to transform your mistakes into a learning process.

· Include document title, author(s) and date of publication or retrieval What does 'retrieval' mean? The retrieval in this context is the date that website is being retrieved, in an event the date of publication is not available.

I assume they already have details of the depository.

By depository i was referring to the Wikipedia. Is it misleading if i were to use depository instead?
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Hi,

By depository i was referring to the Wikipedia. Is it misleading if i were to use depository instead?

I'd explain explicitly that you mean 'Wikipedia'. Is there some special place in Wikipedia, or some special name they need to use?

Clive